Southeast Texas continues to endure what the National Weather Service calls an “unprecedented” hurricane. Lives have been lost, homes and livelihoods destroyed. 316,000 homes and businesses are without electricity. The Red Cross is serving 130,000 meals a day and in some areas the storm is expected to drop 50 inches of rain.

While national and local organizations are responding to the immediate needs of storm survivors, CDF is focused on the damages that area co-ops will suffer. Loss of electricity will cause food spoilage for food cooperatives, co-op buildings will need reconstruction and repair, and co-op workers will suffer lost wages.

Help us help hurricane-damaged cooperatives get back in operation with a donation to the CDF Disaster Recovery Fund.

CDF’s goal is to assist area co-ops as they work to resume operations in the days and weeks ahead. To help with more general and immediate relief needs, you can contribute to area food banks. Houston Food Bank, Galveston Food Bank, Corpus Christi Food Bank or donate to the Red Cross

To contribute to CDF’s co-op recovery fund, donate here.

If you prefer to write a check, you can send your donation to CDF at 1775 Eye St NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; please note that your donation is for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery.

CDF takes no administrative fee for disaster recovery donations. 100% of your donation will go to cooperators and cooperatives in need of assistance.

Donations to CDF may be tax-deductible and donors of $25 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgement which can be used for tax records.